The Shining Ones

Research Notes: Greenland Sirius Patrol

If you’ve read the free chapters from The Shining Ones, you’ll know that Ethne has just made a dramatic escape across the ice sheet in Greenland on a sledge pulled by huskies. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s about to meet the owner of the sledge: Jorgen, a soldier with the Sirius Patrol. The… Continue reading Research Notes: Greenland Sirius Patrol

The Shining Ones

Research Notes: Location – All Saints, Newcastle

The Shining Ones starts in an abandoned church in the centre of Newcastle. I could have invented a location, but reality provided the perfect candidate in All Saints. It’s a beautiful old building – a dilapidated 18th century elliptical church. I chose All Saints because of its shape: the ellipse is aligned more or less… Continue reading Research Notes: Location – All Saints, Newcastle